Reset Relationships with Parents: 3 Areas to Consider


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I don’t know about you, but I have really been enjoying this Resetting Series to start off this new 2022 year! We’ve talked about topics such as routines and writing blocks, but this episode will be focused on something more pragmatic: parents. It is never too late to reset your relationship with parents, or as I like to call them,”your student’s grown ups!” This episode is important for so many reasons, and I’m going to share those with you today.

Since the pandemic started back in 2020 a lot of attention has been put on building relationships with students in creative ways. It is also necessary to consider how relationships with parents have become more challenging these last few years as well. Making connections with these adults without in-person interactions may have been difficult, but I’m going to share tips that will foster a sense of communication and trust between both teachers and parents.

I am fully aware that teachers have so many responsibilities and responding to emails from twenty to thirty parents each week can be overwhelming. By using my tips to communicate with parents in a more effective manner, I guarantee you will save time and energy. I will even give you ideas to involve parents in your classroom that are not only fun, but will strengthen the trust you have with each other.

In my experience, it is much easier to get parents involved earlier rather than later and try to share positive messages as much as possible. Once you figure out which of these strategies work best for you, there’s no doubt you and your student’s grown ups will work as a team towards student success! To celebrate the month of February being Black History Month, join me next week as I focus on one of my favorite genres: biography.

In this episode on how to reset relationships with parents, I share:
  • Why building relationships with parents has become more difficult during the pandemic
  • 3 areas to form healthy relationships with parents
  • 5 simple and effective ways to communicate with parents
  • How to support parents and students at home
  • 5 fun ways I have gotten parents involved in my classroom
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Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!

Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind The Literacy Dive and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities.

Dive in with us every Monday for a new episode from Megan! She, and her guests, will chat about various literacy topics and will bring you tips and tricks that can easily be implemented in your classrooms. You can tune in wherever you get your podcasts! Listen to The Literacy Dive Podcast on platforms like Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and more! If you find value from listening to this podcast, please rate this show, leave a review, and follow!

You can tune in wherever you get your podcasts! Listen to The Literacy Dive Podcast on platforms like AppleSpotifyStitcherGoogle, and more! If you find value from listening to this podcast, please rate this show, leave a review, and follow!

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Hey, I'm Megan!

I am a literacy specialist and curriculum designer who loves sharing tips and ideas to help students thrive in literacy! It brings me joy to await those a-ha moments and to see light bulbs turn on!

I have a huge passion for reading and writing and love to co-mingle the two any chance I get! You can expect to learn new strategies and ways to keep your students engaged during your literacy block! I am so glad you’re here!

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